We appreciated former Arizona State University baseball coach Pat Murphy before the school controversially dismissed him a few months ago, after the 51-year-old had been chosen as the Pac-10's Coach of the Year for the third straight season.
Murph (the burly fellow in the photo) always was a great interview, was beloved by many of his players (definitely not all of them) over his stellar 15 years with the Sun Devils, and was something of an iconoclast -- a complicated cat with a lot of baggage and a lot on his mind.
We're sure that Coach Murphy will be taking his former employer to court at some point over his abrupt departure. That lawsuit may be a doozy.
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